Author Archives: Bex Outram, Assistant Reserve Manager

Tern Fledglings

Monday 10th July comments: It has been another great year for our Terns; both Arctic and Common Terns have increased in number. These incredible birds signal the start of the summer when they arrive, their noise and energy providing a brilliant … Continue reading

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Tern Troubles

Wednesday 28th June comments: Over the last couple of days we have experienced spring tides with the high tide reaching 5.6m. This has caused some problems for the some of our Arctic Terns; some have nested fairly low down on … Continue reading

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The Cruel Side of Nature

Saturday 24th June comments: With winds gusting to 45mph from the west this afternoon, we were expecting the worst for our cliff nesting seabirds.  Along with the howling winds have come spring high tides and our fears were realised and many … Continue reading

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The Sound of Chicks

Monday 29th May comments: It’s that time of year when you start to hear the high pitch peeping of chicks as eggs are hatching all across the island.  Over the last couple of days Guillemots have started to hatch on … Continue reading

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Magic Migrants

    Sunday 30th April comments:  With the winds switching to the south east today we set out in the hope of migrant birds passing through.  With the spring being quiet so far the team were up early to see what the … Continue reading

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Triumphant Terraces

Friday 28th April comments: After last years success of the new tern terrace up at the Beacon, we have extended the terrace to create more ideal habitat for the breeding terns.  This area at the Beacon is basically a waste land … Continue reading

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A wild, windy May

Tuesday 25th April comments: It’s a bitterly cold day here, as everywhere, but that 20mph northerly wind has certainly dropped the temperature, so it’s been a day in the office sheltering from the elements catching up on the computer work. It’s … Continue reading

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